Larry David “Dave” Gombeda, 71, of Byesville passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (October 8, 2019) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born December 16, 1947 in Cambridge and was the son of the late George and Mary Ann (Barlock) Gombeda.
Dave was owner of Dave’s Accessories and Cycle Shop, a Jackson Twp. Trustee for 35 years, former County Commissioner for 2 years, and groundskeeper at Cambridge Country Club for 16 years. He was Catholic by faith and attended Holy Trinity School and Meadowbrook High School. Dave served on several boards, including Children’s Services. He was a founding member of the Community Development Corporation where he worked with his son Ron for the past 6 years. Also, he was very instrumental in the improvements at Jackson Park in Byesville. Dave enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, motorcycles, mowing, cheering on the Bengals, and Ford Mustangs.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Edwards and Marcie Villars; six brothers, Francis, Ronald, Michael, Philip, John and Donald.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kim (Mathews) Gombeda whom he married July 15, 1978; two sons, Ron (Angela Grant)Gombeda of Byesville and Ryan (Camisha Hewison)Gombeda of Senecaville; one daughter Melissa (Tom) Hendershot of Cambridge; two brothers, James (Teresa) Gombeda of Cambridge and Daniel “Mud” Gombeda of Byesville; seven grandchildren, Cory (Amanda Dearth) Hendershot and Zach Hendershot, Ayla, Kennady and Jaron Gombeda and Owen and Addison Gregg; twin great grandchildren Lane and Tyler Hendershot; sisters-in-law, Catherine, Alice, Marlene and Teresa Gombeda; several nieces and nephews including special nephew DJ Gombeda and special niece Megan Miller.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Byesville and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our Light Parish, St. Benedict Church with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fathers Paul Hrezo and Robert Borer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Dave was proud to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.black-eppersonfuneralhomes.com